Madeleine Denis

Humanitarian Adventure in GuiZhou!

This past month, I spent a week in Guizhou, China, installing water pumps in Hmong people villages in the rural mountains of the province. I contacted the non-profit division of Water Powered Technologies, a small company in Cornwall designing more sustainable solutions for freshwater consumption. The main village we worked at, Baibi village, took us four and a half hours to reach because of its isolated location. The village sits on top of a steep mountain surrounded by rice paddies and is an hour-long drive from the nearest town. Because the village struggled with water shortages, we worked on installing two ram pumps near a waterfall in the valley to be pumped up towards the village.

Check out our adventures! Watch the two videos on Water Powered Technology Youtube channel that detail what we did over the course of the week!



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